DNA Sunday (Mumbai) - - THE STORY -

peer pres­sure or give them a feel­ing of be­ing in con­trol. In that age, when they come across any­one try­ing to stop them, they only re­act with ag­gres­sion. More road ragers are young, self­ish, power hun­gry, an­gry, and vin­dic­tive in­di­vid­u­als who seem to set out want­ing to get into con­fronta­tions. Hav­ing a per­son like this be­hind the wheel is a recipe for disas­ter.”

While agree­ing with her, Dr Barve says such in­di­vid­u­als not only come with in­flated egos as large as their ve­hi­cles but of­ten see the car/truck as an ex­ten­sion of their own per­sonal space. “It’s like those fights which start on packed lo­cal trains over how some­one is stand­ing or how some­one’s hand touched some­one’s nose. The road rager sim­ply feels he needs vengeance for what he thinks is ‘in­fringe­ment of his per­sonal space.’ Ac­tu­ally, that’s all he is think­ing about.”

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